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3 Tips For Future Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Perhaps it’s always been your dream to be a small business owner, or maybe you got bitten by the entrepreneurship bug after your current job in Missouri didn’t take into account your unique collection of skills and limitations. Read over the following tips to successfully start a business while navigating a disability. Start the Right Type …

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James using a digital keyboard.

James Bryant Hosts Spofest

The Center for Human Services pushes through barriers in daily living and assists individuals with disabilities so they can live Life Without Limitations! James utilizes his Community Skills Trainer (CST) staff to support him in accessing his community. He is legally blind and navigates his community with his white cane and support from his CST …

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Libbey with three medals

Miss Libbey is Amazing

Meet Libbey Rall, an amazing, and talented young lady! Throughout her years in high school, she was always well known for her beautiful smile and was a part of the Leadership Team. In the fall of 2018, she was even the Liberty High School Homecoming Queen. Since her graduation in 2019, she has taken the …

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Skylar Todd preparing a dish in a restaurant kitchen.

Working Towards Independence

Skylar Todd is a young lady from Warsaw that came to CHS Employment Services (ES) seeking assistance in her pursuit of employment.  Skylar met with her Employment Consultant, Josh Olson, and explained that she had always been interested in the food service area but wanted to make sure she could find the “right fit.”  Josh …

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A girl on a mechanical saddle.

Back in the Saddle Again

Cowboys and cowgirls, the Jennings Arena Patriot Riders on horseback, American flags proudly waved by 130 rodeo fans, fun and games, line dancing and countless smiles. This describes the 29th Exceptional Rodeo held Friday, August 13 in the Mathewson Center during the second day of the Missouri State Fair. Rodeo fans came from several counties to …

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Christelle Cardwell

Growing Every Day

Christelle Cardwell is a 20-year-old young woman living in Marshall, MO. Christelle attends the Center of Human Services (CHS) Saline County Activity Center (SCAC) weekly Monday through Friday. This recently changed as she was attending three days weekly and enjoyed attending so much, she requested to come an additional two days each week. Christelle was …

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Johnboy working at Woods Supermarket

Eager Help Arrives During Covid Crisis

Last summer, during the spike of COVID cases in Sedalia, many local employers were looking for dedicated employees as there was a need for essential workers. Johnboy had been working with CHS Employment Services at a local business when he was laid-off due to COVID.  Despite the layoff, Johnboy was eager to figure out how …

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Diana pouring cheerios from one container to another

MO First Steps Helps Diana Meet Development Milestones

Spunky personality and happy disposition is how the team describes Diana, two year old daughter of Elizabeth and Edward Petrie. She is one of four children, filling the family home with laughter and excitement. Her favorite things to play are; baby dolls, singing and dancing with anyone, building with blocks, books, and being outside. Her …

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Andy Creed

Andy Reaches Goals

Meet Andy Creed of Mexico, MO who receives Center for Human Services (CHS) Service Coordination Services. Andy attends the Developmental Training Center Day Program and utilizes transportation services. Andy’s mother, Sue stated, “His Service Coordinator, Mallory always makes sure Andy is doing well with his goals at his Day Program and while working with his …

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Debra working at Inter-State Studio

Debra Learns Community Living Skills

The Center for Human Services (CHS) Community Skills Training, or better known as CST, is a service that has been offered by CHS for many years. This service assists individuals with needed support with activities that they need help completing. During the pandemic, this service has impacted individuals that CHS supports by helping them continue …

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